Sunday, September 05, 2004
Yesterday, I was at Potmac Mills, a hideous and massive discount mall about 30 miles south of DC. Elephant needed some supplies for the new home. Anyway, organized in the parking lot of this massive mall complex was about 15 electric trucks and several semis awaiting orders to roll out to storm ravaged Florida. I thought it was amazing that the utility companies were so organized and preemptive in thier preparations for the storm. Looks like they'll have their work cut out for them, reports have 1.6 million people without power and the storm is just starting. A lot of people complain that it takes a long time to get electric hooked up, but think about it, if the electric company has to restore 1.6 million connections, it's bound to take some time. Elephant also heard that Homeland Security has been consulting with the utilities twice a day for the last week preparing for the storm. Hope all you Floridians are safe!